COVID-19 update - vaccination in clinics: 5 November 2021
Advice in response to requests from clinics wanting clarification on how to operate in the current environment, irrespective of alert level settings.
Animal fear from fireworks set to escalate
Vaccination requirements for veterinarians coming to New Zealand
As of 1 November 2021, it will become a requirement for non-New Zealand citizens arriving into the country to be fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 advice: mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace
Some thoughts from the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) about managing your workplaces with respect to health and safety and mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. We will share any further advice on this topic and any templates to assist you with this as we receive them. In addition, independent legal advice may be necessary.
Parasite resistance to drenches Action Plan launched
A new Action Plan designed to help manage parasite resistance to drenches in New Zealand has been launched.
Guidance on veterinarian immigration
In order to provide some clarity regarding immigration requirements, the NZVA have created a guidance document that covers the different visa options and provides general advice on the processes. This document also includes advice from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Lack of access to MIQ endangers vets and animals
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is calling on the Government to take action when it comes to prioritising access to MIQ spaces.
After sustained but unsuccessful lobbying to achieve a commitment from the Minister for COVID-19 Response to allocate at least two rooms per week for vets entering the country, NZVA is concerned that lack of action is jeopardising the well-being of vets and the animals they look after.
NZVA and NZVNA Conference: notice of cancellation
We regret to advise that the NZVA and NZVNA Conference scheduled for 18-20 November 2021 in Wellington has been cancelled.